[ISN] Black Hat Founder Tapped To Advise Homeland Security

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 9 Jun 2009 04:05:25 -0500 (CDT)

By Thomas Claburn
June 8, 2009 

Jeff Moss, founder of the Black Hat and DefCon security conferences, was 
one of 16 people appointed to the Department of Homeland Security 
Advisory Council (HSAC) on Friday.

The HSAC is composed of individuals with extensive security and policy 
experience from state and local government, the private sector, and 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano 
said that members of the HSAC will bring unique expertise and insight to 
the DHS's mission to keep the U.S. secure. Moss used to work in 
information security for Ernst & Young and as a director of Secure 
Computing Corporation. Online, he goes by the handle Dark Tangent.

The fact that the noted hacker is will be palling around with other HSAC 
members like former FBI director Louis Freeh and William Webster, former 
director of both the FBI and CIA at different times, shows that the 
government is casting a wide net for perspectives on cybersecurity.


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